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Nylon Road by Parsua Bashi
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Jun 09, 2010

liked it
bookshelves: z_10, graphic-novel, biography-ya-kiddos
Recommended to Jess by: browsing CHN graphic novels
Recommended for: Fans of graphic novel memiors; Persepolis fans
Read in June, 2010

Bashi begins her story as an adult trying to adjust to life (language, friends, etc.) in Switerland. In each following chapter, she is visited, confronted, and forced to defend her decisions to ghosts of her former self.

Everyone will mention Persepolis when they mention this so I've got to give it to Bashi for throwing in a panel of her reading it. Cool Parsua, cool.

While it is a memoir about growing up in Iran, it's just as much--perhaps more--about defending your current life to your past self. In Bashi's case, this meant lots of anger showed up, almost surprising amounts. Suppose I should wait until I'm 40 to see if I've turned into someone current Jess would hate.

Pretty good. Worth checking out from the library and reading.
Between 3/4 stars.
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